Newest addition to the family.
The society rejoiced.
“She looks like her mother. She’ll be a teacher.”
“Oh no. Look at her. Such a bright and a smart face. She’ll be a doctor.”
“How about engineering?”
“Oh no. That’s not for girls”
“Oh stop! My daughter will be an independent woman and I’ll make sure no one, not even the society cuts off her wings. These wings are meant to fly.”
Dear girls living in the 21st century,
Welcome to the society,
You are going to learn a lot here,
Especially how to be tolerant of things when
we ask for your opinions,
But never have any intentions to consider one.
Here’s a guide for you,
So that you make it up to the society.
I hope you enjoy your stay,
And please feel free to be yourself,
But make sure it’s in the right way.
Make sure you love your body,
Fat, thin, short or tall,
Fuck it all, it’s all yours.
But make sure that
It’s not too much or we’ll tear you down.
We’ll bully you for even if you just smile 24/7.
Doesn’t matter which body type,
Since we are always ready to bring you down.
And then we’ll wonder why did you frown.
Is it something that you did off your limits?
And also, make sure you sit properly,
Even if you are bleeding.
With one leg on another,
Or just put them close together.
Don’t drink or smoke or wear short clothes,
We won’t judge you,
After all, boys and girls are equal, right,
But you never know cause the ‘society’ is unpredictable.
When you will feel everything will be perfect,
We’ll tell you that you’re worthless,
That you shouldn’t make a sound.
But don’t get us wrong.
We are just preparing you,
Just in case you face the worse.
You can fall in love with anyone.
Be it the same sex or the opposite one.
Be it the one 5 years younger than you,
Or be it the one 5 years elder than you.
As long as it’s who we choose,
And we’ll obviously let you have your opinions,
But please shape them to our views.
Welcome to society,
We promise that we won’t deceive,
And one more rule now that you are here,
There’s no way that you can leave.
Don’t think that we love boys more than you
You both are obviously equal
But it’s necessary to be in your limits.
Humans, it’s high time now that we get our minds clear on the topic of feminism. Feminism/Feminist doesn’t mean men hating but it has a very simple meaning.
It means giving women equal rights, every opportunity, equal pay for the same job that men do. It means women not being judged or set back for all those things men are not.
Is that so hard? Or are men too afraid of women being given equal respect?
This doesn’t end here. I know there are many men out there struggling with their lives, some mental illness may be. Perhaps some nervous breakdown and are too afraid to speak up as according to the society “Men don’t cry”
My friend, that is just a bullshit remark to make. Men, cry your hearts out. I know there are people who would judge you just like they judge women. But I also know that there are people who will genuinely understand what you are going through.
This is feminism. Being equal.
Books might say that men and women are meant to be different. But none said that any of them deserve less respect than the other one.
I am not afraid to be called a Feminist. I’ll stand equally for women and men. Are you the one?
– Kinjal Parekh